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Our commitment here makes perfect sense

In Lima, the Movement is present in two of the most remote and abandoned communities. We can say that if supporters and volunteers of the Movement did not go there on a regular basis, the families living there would be completely excluded, living in a sort of no-man’s land. This is why our commitment here makes perfect sense. In one of these... Read more
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Making the reintegration of marginalized children our primary concern

Spotlight on the Movement for Action for the Reintegration of Marginalized Children (MAREM) in Togo The Marem was created by Lome students who wanted to help with the social reinsertion of marginalized children. Activities were held both in the streets and in the EMERA Center.  In January 2005, after conducting both field and documentary... Read more
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Change should come from the community itself

In the province of South Kivu, the town of Uvira is built on the shore of Lake Tanganyka. For several years, the people have suffered greatly because of the war and the actions of various armed groups. Several adults, driven by the same concern, formed the Uvira Group of Farmers and Breeders (GGEU). They grow rice, wheat, sweet potatoes, manioc... Read more
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Water for all in Cameroon

Father Ludwik S. is a long standing correspondent of the Forum. He has lived in the North of Cameroon for several years. For him, water is the most basic need for human dignity. He has written a testimonial and has asked secondary-school teacher, Jean-Paul B., to write one also on access to water. Cameroon's government have completely forgotten... Read more
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Defending and protecting oneself against violence

For 7 years, Anne R. has been present in this shanty-town area of Manilla, in the Philippines. She’s always known around 20 families here, living under one of the sides of the bridge near her home, whose houses are threatened with demolition.   During the demolition, initially, it’s each man for himself. Everyone tries as best... Read more
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